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At the "Vostochny" cosmodrome, the senators discussed the state and prospects for the development of the Russian space infrastructure

At the Vostochny cosmodrome, an off-site meeting of the Federation Council on Defense and Security was held, at which discussed the state and prospects of development of the space infrastructure of the Russian Federation. The press service of the regional administration informs that before the meeting the senators visited the launch and technical complexes of the cosmodrome under construction.

Viktor Ozerov, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, was accompanied on the trip by Nikolai Savelyev, a member of the Federation Council from the government of the Amur Region. “At the field sessions, we look at how those laws that are approved by the Federation Council work on the spot. We came to see how the construction of the cosmodrome is going and to get involved in the process in terms of legislative and financial support. Questions were voiced, including from representatives of Spetsstroy, who also require our intervention. Their solution will contribute to maintaining the pace and quality of construction, ”said Viktor Ozerov.

“Among the decisions of the visiting meeting of the Federation Council - to recommend to the Government of the Russian Federation, when formulating the draft federal budget for 2015 and the planning period of 2016-2017, to provide funding in full for the development of the space infrastructure of the Russian Federation, including the creation of the Vostochny cosmodrome; to develop and adopt a program for innovative development of the rocket and space industry, ”the message says.

The meeting was attended by Konstantin Dyakonov, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Amur Region, Konstantin Chmarov, Head of the Vostochny Cosmodrome Coordination Center, Alexander Mordovets, Deputy Director of Spetsstroy of Russia, and Sergei Zhukov, Advisor to the Chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation Board for Innovative Development.

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